Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Fall of David Paterson

From the New York Times:

Gov. David A. Paterson ended his campaign for election on Friday amid crumbling support from his party and an uproar over his administration’s intervention in a domestic violence case involving a close aide.

The announcement came less than a week after Mr. Paterson formally announced his candidacy.

The governor acknowledged that the episode involving his longtime aide David W. Johnson had become a distraction, but he vowed to serve out the remaining 308 days of his term and remain focused on his work.

The Times has accompanying stories that provide an inside account of the decision and retrospective on Paterson's career and a look at the political situation now facing state attorney general Andrew M. Cuomo, the presumptive Democratic nominee for governor.

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